It is a homecoming of sorts as Loretta Lynn, the queen of country music, is welcomed onto the Louisville Palace Stage with a standing ovation.
There is a high level of excitement in the lobby as fans young and old enter the venue for tonightâ€™s sold out show. This evening has been a highlight on many Louisville fanâ€™s calendars since the show was originally announced, and understandably so.
Just two weeks short of her 85th birthday (on April 14th) and touring in support of her Grammy-nominated album Full Circle, Loretta Lynn enters the stage with a little assistance from her daughter Patsy Lynn. Loretta, looking radiant and glamorous in one of her trademark long flowing dresses (tonight itâ€™s a beautiful blue sequined dress) takes her center stage seat and starts off the evening with “They Don’t Make Em Like My Daddy Anymore.”.
Over the next hour-plus, Loretta thrills the crowd with favorites from a career spanning fifty-seven years of performing music. The country music legend’s set includes a few new songs from the Full Circle album along with fan favorites â€œDon’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)â€, â€œIf You’re Lookin’ at Me, You’re Lookin’ at Countryâ€, â€œFist Cityâ€ and â€œIâ€™m a Honky Tonk Girlâ€.
Loretta is beaming, her voice is in fine form and she has a sparkle in her eye all night, thoroughly enjoying her time on stage as were those lucky enough to get a ticket. Loretta Lynn closes out the show with “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven”, “Who Says God Is Dead”, “Where No One Stands Alone” and the classic “Coal Miner’s Daughter’ bringing to close a fantastic evening with country music’s Queen, Loretta Lynn.
Peggy Lynn and Patsy Lynn join the Coal Miners for a few songs as a prelude, performing the audience are told ‘One of the most beautiful songs and a favorite of ours, “Sara”‘. As well as a lively and fun rendition of â€œTulsa Timeâ€ setting the stage for their motherâ€™s entrance.
Before coming on stage with the Coal Miners, Patsy Lynn takes a few minutes to address the Louisville crowd, thanking everyone who is here tonight to share this special evening with her mother and explaining that after an incredible fifty-seven years of performing and making music her mother thoroughly loves the fans and is very appreciative of all the support she is given. It is a sincere and moving moment of the evening.
Patsy Lynnâ€™s daughter, 18-year-old Emmy Rose Russell opens the evening with a fun set, highlighting her incredible talent. While only a high school senior, she admits she writes songs about boys, drawing a lot of smiles. Emmy Rose performs a cover of Tom Pettyâ€™s â€œFree Fallingâ€ which starts off the evening in a great way.
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Event Date: 31-MAR-2017